Mapping and evaluating marine cultural landscapes allows scientists and researchers to gain new understanding of the roles of maritime activities within specific societies, to discover patterns of maritime-based interactions between cultures, and to develop a better long term understanding of human impacts on specific maritime ecosystems. It also allows a long term analysis of the human aspects of environmental change, and a clearer identification of important cultural variables such as trade patterns, availability of technologies, and impacts of shore-centered activities (farming, industrialization, urbanization) on the seas and oceans.
John O. Jensen, Maritime Studies and Ocean Policy Faculty, Sea Education Association of Wood's Hole, Massachusetts. Historian and nautical archaeologist whose research focuses on the social processes, material culture, and landscapes of the North America's maritime frontiers.
Howard E. Woodin colloquium lecture series
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